About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of edible and useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.

Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.

Tuesday 24 December 2019

What's flowering and fruiting in late December in the Bellinger Rv Valley?



Crepe Myrtle (Tuscan Red)

Bismarck Palm with Furcrea in foreground

Edible (tastes like Lemon Sorrel) Cranberry Hibiscus

Flowers on Star Fruit


Wax Jambu

Golden Grumichama

Black Grumichama



Brazil Cherry
 or Pitanga or Surinam Cherry


Black self-seeded Passionfruit

Immature Kwai Muk fruit

White Penta


Strongly Perfumed Brunsfeldia

 The local peach below has been grown in this valley for some decades and is well adapted to our climate. It fruited in midsummer.

Local Dwarf White Peach
Local Dwarf White Peach is picked when it looks green but starts to soften.

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Garden Visit to Leonie's garden in Repton


Friday, December 20th

Set in a rainforest setting Leonie has developed a comprehensive  orchard and an extremely productive vegetable garden.

We also had our usual light lunch/ afternoon tea. Note the homemade blue cheese made by a member.

Leonie described her garden. She has only been back living in her home for a year.

Leonie has a number of large protected vegetable beds to shelter her plants from birds and chooks.


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